Dr Rachel Reed
midwife • academic • writer • presenter
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- Some snippets of MIDWIFERY HERSTORY in celebration of International Day of the Midwife:Florence from the @theobspod has a reviewed my book on her latest podcast episode. Reading my book was clearly challenging and confronting for her. I have great respect for how she reflects on the issues I raise and her own sphere of influence. We need more of this listening and reflecting between the various care providers involved in the childbirth rite of passage. Individual care providers don't need to agree on everything and will always see some things differently. However, sharing the intention of centring women is foundation to changing maternity services. Head over to the podcast to listen.This seems to be a popular quote from the book.No one except the mother can assess the strength or effectiveness of a contraction. Physiology can be disrupted by unnecessary 'palpating' of contractions. Stop belly-bothering women during labour.I have been getting some very positive and heartwarming feedback about my book on the socials, via email and face-to-face. Thank you! I would really, really appreciate some reviews on Goodreads and/or online bookstores because this helps others find the book and know whether it is worth a read.CHAPTER 5 PREPARATION: However, it can be helpful to have a 'map' of the institution you plan to birth in ie. the cultural norms, hierarchies and your rights within that.
- The Anterior Cervical Lip: how to ruin a perfectly good birth
- Post-Dates Induction of Labour: balancing risks
- Amniotic Fluid Volume: too much, too little, or who knows?
- Induction: a step by step guide
- The Curse of Meconium Stained Liquor
- Gestational Diabetes: beyond the label
- Supporting women's instinctive pushing behaviour during birth
- Perineal Protectors?
- Shoulder Dystocia: the real story
- Pushing: leave it to the experts
Tag Archives: law
Updated: August 2020 I’ve tried to avoid tackling this issue for months now but it won’t go away. It seems that the ‘bundle’ is one of the main topics of concern amongst midwives and students at the moment. So here … Continue reading
Updated: April 2020 When I facilitate workshops with midwives and students, there is always a lot of discussion and debate about professional responsibilities in the mother-midwife relationship. These debates often get heated, and the complexities of legal, professional, and ethical issues … Continue reading
Updated: September 2019 When I was a bright-eyed and bushy-tailed student midwife I was awarded with a certificate and a box of chocolates. My achievement was collecting the most ‘cord’ blood in the hospital. At that time the Local Health … Continue reading
Updated: April 2017 A lot of changes have occurred in Australian midwifery over the last few years, and I think many midwives and women are unsure or confused by them. I am going to attempt to make a clear and coherent summary … Continue reading